Activists with Animal Rebellion are currently occupying the London offices of CarVal investors – which invests in meat industry giant Cargill – in a bid to highlight its role in the climate emergency.
According to Animal Rebellion, CarVal was founded in 1987 by Cargill, a global corporation whose business activities include distributing grain, agricultural commodities, raising livestock, and producing feed.
The action is part of a global two-week protest by Extinction Rebellion (XR), to put pressure on the government to act on the climate emergency. Animal Rebellion, an offshoot of XR, want to ‘bring attention to the “animal emergency” caused by the animal agriculture and fishing industries worldwide that are a leading cause of global greenhouse gas emissions’.
— Animal Rebellion (@RebelsAnimal) October 10, 2019
‘Creative civil disobedience’
“Animals Rebellion activists will carry out creative civil disobedience at Cargill,” Dan Kidby, spokesperson for Animal Rebellion, said.
“For years, government has been in the pocket of the global animal farming industry, an industry responsible for widespread destruction of our forests, our oceans, and the lives of animals.
“They are demanding that government lead corporations such as Cargill to transform as part of a wider transition to a plant-based food system.”
Plant Based News has contacted Carval for comment.